Plaza de la Republica

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Plaza de la Republica
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The area
Neighborhood: San Nicolás
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theater lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
How to get there
  • Carlos Pellegrini • 1 min walk
  • 9 de Julio • 2 min walk

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Jnanayog
St. John's, Canada4,116 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Certainly a key feature on this Worlds widest Avenue and ever popular with Tourist, be they Spanish or otherwise. The key feature has to be the Obelisco as it is said to be the tallest in the world. A visit to Egypt in the early 1970’s we were first encountered these specific structures and noted that in time they were to subsequently appear in other parts of the world.  It presence here notes the significance of the Plaza de la Republica.
Written February 3, 2020
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WorldTravelers34
Chicago, IL2,399 contributions
Jan 2020
Plaza de la República (Republic Square) is a city square in Buenos Aires. The Plaza de la Republica is a vibrant and busy area that features a range of shopping outlets, restaurants, clubs, bars, and cafes. It derives its name and associations from a church once sited on the square, San Nicolás de Bari (demolished in the 1930s for the creation of 9 July Avenue), where the country's national flag was hoisted for the first time. Plaza de la Republica is a popular landmark in Buenos Aires. It is located at the centre of the world's widest avenue with the Obelisk erected in the middle of the busy traffic flow.
Written January 21, 2020
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Fayzeh Hafi
Nazareth, Israel133 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Me and my husband visit it, in morning looks different than the night seeing...
If you be in a far blocks you will see it a little it pink, but the moment you be close to it you will see it blue and white colour like the Argentinian flag. (Changing colours).
Written January 10, 2020
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mcitaly2016
Milan, Italy910 contributions
Jan 2020
The Plaza boasts the Obelisk that became a landmark of the city. It is at the intersection of Avenida 9 de Julio and Calle Corrientes, an ideal starting place to see some of the most famous city avenues.
Written January 5, 2020
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Sue M
Williamsburg, VA1,290 contributions
Dec 2019
Plaza de la Republica is where the obelisk is located and it is in the midst of the widest Avenue - 9 de Julio.
Written December 12, 2019
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Escape-overseas
Stevenage, UK1,755 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is my second visit to the city and again I chose to stay at its centre, in close proximity to the obelisk. I found the area easy to navigate and most sights are within walking distance, with good cafes, restaurants and general entertainment. From the sixth floor of our hotel, facing the main road, there are great views during the day and night over the Plaza. It’s at the hub of the city and what a city!
Written March 7, 2019
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GeezerOnTheGo60
Portland, Oregon10 contributions
Jan 2019
The obelisk is a landmark for the city. It was constructed in 1939 and holds a prominent location (rumored to have be placed at the city's precise geographic city). It's a bustling area with lots to do. While in BA, I learned a part of the history of the obelisk that is not widely publicized. During the 1976-1983 Dirty War, many people were "disappeared" tortured and put to death. A fleet of Ford Falcons patrolled the city seizing "subversive liberals." During this time, one Sunday morning in full view of passers-by a man was hauled from a Ford Falcon, tied to the Obelisk and machine-gunned to death. I did not see any plaque or indication of the tragedy of this event. The past, even when horrific, can help our future. Just hoping Argentina is someday willing to own up to this dark time in its history. It is a wonderful country filled with great people and BA is a very hip and fun city.
Written February 1, 2019
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Plaza de la Republica is a popular landmark in Buenos Aires. It is located at the centre of the world's widest avenue with the Obelisk erected in the middle of the busy traffic flow. Beware of pick-pockets around the area.
Written January 28, 2019
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Flo011
Tromso, Norway165 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
More to see around the city, but a good place to start as the transport is good in the centre. After the Plaza, I went to the La Recoleta Cemetery.
Written January 11, 2019
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bukagirl
New Jersey3,749 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Lots of photo ops, in the middle of the widest Avenue in the world.
You can't miss it when in BA you can see it from multiple spots.

Written October 21, 2018
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